Tuscumbia teen faces capital murder charge in connection to 2021 apartment shooting
FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - A Lauderdale County grand jury recently indicted a Tuscumbia teen on a capital murder charge in connection to a 2021 shooting at a Florence apartment.
According to online court documents, Quearus Coffey, age 17, was indicted on the following charges on Feb. 2, 2023:
- Capital Murder - Intentional Murder During a Robbery
- Second-degree Receiving Stolen Property
The charges stem from the investigation of a shooting at Quail Run Apartments on August 30, 2021. Miguel Adame, age 19, was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 11:30 p.m. on the night of the shooting.
The indictment claims Coffey was attempting to steal “marijuana and/or money” from Adame when the gunshot death occurred. A stolen AR-15 was also referenced within the indictment.
Coffey was 15 years old at the time of the shooting. He is one of two juveniles arrested during the murder investigation.
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